Elections 2022: Important Dates
Election Day 2022: November 8th, 2022
Absentee ballots available NOW! If you would like to vote by mail, you can request your absentee ballot now (as of Sept. 9, 2022). Find all the details on how to vote by mail, when to return your ballot and more.
Early voting for the 2022 general election:
October 20th– November 5th. Early voting locations and times vary by county. Find early voting information for your county.
Find other important dates.
See a list of candidates by contest.
Voter registration information can be found at the NC State Board of Elections and the NC Division of Motor Vehicles. If you are registered, check your registration to see if you need to update it – you can also find out your voting districts.
If necessary, update your registration.
There are several ways to complete and submit your voter registration.
Same Day Registration:
You may register to vote during the early voting period. You cannot register to vote on Election Day! You will need proof of your current address. Visit the One-Stop (Early Voting) webpage to learn more.
Register to Vote by Mail:
- Complete and sign the Voter Registration Application.
- Send it to your county Board of Elections office.
Register to Vote in Person:
- A North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office, as long as you are also conducting DMV business, such as:
- Applying for a new NC driver’s license or ID card.
- Renewing a driver’s license.
- Requesting a duplicate driver’s license.
- Social Services offices.
- Public Health (WIC) offices.
- Disability Services Agencies.
- The Department of Mental Health Services.
- The Employment Security Commission (ESC).
Register to Vote by Email or Fax:
You can fax or email the Voter Registration Application to your county Board of Elections office. However, you must also submit your original signature in person or by mail within 20 days of the registration deadline (see below).
How can I vote? Easy as 1, 2, 3
1. Early voting
Early Voting for the 2022 General Election is Oct. 20 – Nov. 5. (View your county Board of Election site for locations and times)
2. Voting Absentee by Mail
Any registered voter may vote an absentee ballot. State law requires that you submit a request form.
3. Voting on Election Day — November 8 (6:30am – 7:30pm)
You have to go to your polling place – Find your polling place.
Do I have to show my ID to vote? NO
Who represents me?
Who are the candidates on the 2022 ballot?
Candidates and races vary by location. To see your ballot, visit this site and follow directions carefully.
Are you a student?
Check out the Voting in College guide.
Be an Educated Education Voter
Get the facts on public education – understand the issues that affect our public schools, our teachers, and our children. Take our must-ask questions to meet your candidates. You can also check to see who took our Education Position Survey. Check out how to research the education bills and how our House and Senate members voted.
Check out these links:
The health and welfare of public education in North Carolina is being challenged on a number of fronts. Learning more about these issues will help you advocate for what each child needs to succeed in school and in life.
Find updated state budget highlights.
Our Education Bill Summary/Status document provides information on which education bills passed this session and how they impact our public schools.
You can browse bills and click on the bill you are interested in researching by visiting the NCGA website. Once on the Bills & Laws page, you can find out who introduced the bill and its history including who voted for it.